|S-Class Mage Promotion Trial|
S Kyū Madōshi Shōkaku Shiken
Promote a Mage to S-Class Rank
S-Class Mage Promotion Trial (Ｓ級魔導士昇格試験 S Kyū Madōshi Shōkaku Shiken), is a guild tradition held every four years in Koma Inu to promote selected mages to the title of S-Class Mage. Here mages can volunteer to participate in a test constructed by the guild master and current S-Class mages of Koma Inu. It is typically comprised of several trials designed to test the skills and competence of the candidates. In past years these trials have ranged in locations from the local combat arena, a trecherous maze, an underwater ruin, a forest of mysteries, and even a windy mountain home to fearsome beasts. Along with pushing their magical limits, mages of Koma Inu are especially tested on their moral values, loyalty to the guild, and their personal intelligence. For although power is important, Koma Inu prides itself on doing what is right.
Welcome everyone to Koma Inu 's first S Class Trial! Nova and I would like to welcome you and thank you for wanting to participate. These trials will test your capabilities, intelligence, willpower, and loyalty. I want you prepare yourselves to perform to the best of your abilities, for this is how Nova and I will be grading you during these trials.
Now to get straight down to business. In order to become an S Class Mage you will be going through a series of 3 different tests. The first of these tests will be a written exam. You will given the test and divided up into different rooms, where you will be scored compared to that of your opponent in the same room. Each question has been given a certain point value, and based on your answers, you will be awarded those points. In order to continue on to the second part of the S Class Trial you must pass the test with a 70% or higher. Those of you who fail to make the cut off will have to try again next year.
On the "matches" tab, you will see the rooms in which you will be divided. In order to get to your test and record your answers, please click on your name and edit the appropriate page. I trust that you will remain honorable and not cheat off your fellow guildmates. You will have a limited time to complete the test. Time warnings will be given out through your communication lacrima, so please keep them on you. We wish you the best of luck!
Congratulations to everyone who passed the first challenge! You have shown that you are able to think critically and care strongly for your fellow guildmates. That test was designed to evaluate your moral standings and your ability to evaluate a situation and devise an appropriate plan. As an S Class mage, you will be given difficult jobs where you may be faced with decisions that could cost someone's life. It is then that you must rely and trust in your teams abilities, and know that they are able to get the job done. You need to know that, although the job is important, sometimes you need to sacrifice the job to save an innocent life. To know when to make that call is a skill an S Class mage must possess.Now on to the second part of your trial! This challenge is designed to put those skills I just mentioned to the test! To see you ability to react to a situation and test your powers of deduction as well. You will all be given a map of a particular maze that I have constructed behind our guild hall. As you can see on the map to your right, there are numbers 1-6 placed around the end of the maze. You will each be placed at a particular number, but only Nova and I know your exact location. Your job is to make your way through the maze to the center, where you will wait until all other participants finish as well. I will then release my summoning of the maze and you will be able to come back to the guild.
You must be thinking that it really can't be that easy...well you would be right. Throughout the maze is a series of traps and triggers. Make a wrong turn and you could set off a trap. Even if you choose the right path, there may be a trap that will go off to deter you from proceeding! Nova and I will be observing all participants from the watch towers around our guild, so if you ever feel that you would like to exit the maze, just send up the flare that you all have been given. Just know that if you use your flare and choose to exit the maze, you will be disqualified from the S Class Trials this year.
Here are the rules:
It is now time for the final part of the S Class Trials! You have been through trials to test your intelligence and your decision making skills, now it's time to get down to the final important quality: Strength. Here you will be facing off against your fellow guildmates to showcase your abilities as a mage. There will be two one-on-one battles chosen by your proctors, where you must fight until one of you is detained or unable to battle. Here are the rules for the matches:
The Written Test:
The Final Fights:
Year X792 S Class Trial Results
And with that final match we have concluded the first ever Koma Inu S Class Trials! I want to applaud you all on your determination and effort you put into each of the challenges that you've faced. Now without further adieu, Nova and I will announce the winners of the S Class title and Potential S Class title.
The mage that we have chosen for the S Class Promotion is Arthur Moshiyoto. He has shown great analytical abilities, versatile battle techniques, and an overall keen sense when it come to responding to situations. Excelling through all three challenges made it very clear to Nova and I that he upholds the guilds values and has the strength to protect those values. We have very high hopes for him as an S Class mage, so do us all proud!
The mage we have chosen for the title of Potential S Class, although it was a very tough choice, is Umi Aisu. Having one of the higher test scores, her intelligence was clear to see when it came down to the second and third challenge. She manages to plan her attacks in advance to achieve the best possible outcome. She showed that she can think outside the box and execute quick, precise decisions. When combined with her strength and versatile battle strategy, our decision became clear that she should be thought of as Potential S Class.
Now, I want to tell all of you that just because you did not get promoted this time, does not mean that you are not strong, respectable mages. Just by entering these trials you have proven to yourselves that you are powerful enough to be standing with the best of them. You have shown great intellect, decision making abilities, and strength that has made Koma Inu proud. I encourage you to keep growing and honing your skills so that you can become the best version of yourself!
I feel as if I can speak for both Nova and myself when I say that you all have thoroughly impressed us, and I am so proud and honored to have you all be a part of this guild. Congratulations to everyone for completing these trials! So in order to celebrate your accomplishments, Koma Inu will be throwing a Grand Ball next week! So it's time to get dressed up and toast to all that you have achieved!
And with that, I now announce that this years S Class Trials are officially over!
Welcome back everyone to Koma Inu's second S Class Trial! I for one am very excited to see how this year plays out, considering we have gained so many new members! Because of this, I will review the idea behind these S Class Trials that we hold: These trials are meant to test your capabilities, intelligence, willpower, and loyalty. Now, some may think that this is an individual competition, but it is quite the opposite, because an S Class Mage must possess the ability to work well as a team with others. Myself, as well as the current S Class mages of the guild, Nova and Arthur, have come up with a rigorous series of trials this year; hoping to really push you to your limits. So I hope you are all ready!
Now this year we will be doing four separate trials, as opposed to the three trials we did last year. Along with the additional trial, this year has a theme! The theme of this S Class Trail is: The Four Elements. You can start your speculations now about what each trial will be linked with... that's right! Each trial will be based off of one of the four elements, being earth, water, fire, and air. My fellow proctors and I will be overseeing each event and grading you according to your performance. Because of such tough competition last year, this trial will be much more stringent with the grading, so eliminations may occur more frequently than last year.
Don't let the new trial format scare you though! You are all amazing wizards, so have faith in your abilities! Now let's get this trial underway with part one!
Part One: Water
Welcome to the first part of the trials! We will get right to the point and explain the rules for this part. Each mage will enter the water in the sea behind the guild at the same time. Each mage with be given a special magic potion that will allow them to breath under water. Your proctors have placed chests hidden in the ruins of the ocean that each mage must find. In these chest you will find a riddle that must be solved correctly in order to proceed to the second phase of the trials. But you must beware, beasts and creatures have made residence in the ruins, so should you ever wish to exit and forfeit the trials, you all have been given a flare that you can shoot off and one of the proctors will come and retrieve you. We wish you all the best in your journey!
Contestants: Once all contestants have submitted their answer you will find your name highlighted in a certain color; either red or green. Green signifies that you have passed the first trial and will proceed to Part 2. Red will signify that you will not be proceeding to the second round, and we wish you better luck next year.
Part Two: Fire
Hello mages, before we begin the second trial I must share some news with you. Due to unfortunate circumstances, we have had two mages drop out of the trial. Sadly, both August and Alex have voluntarily removed themselves. After much deliberation with the fellow proctors, we have decided to pass the remaining contestants, regardless of if they got the correct answer for the riddle. And to those of you who were curious, the answer to the given riddle was our very own Toveri Alliance!
So now that that's out of the way, let's get down to the rules of the second part of the trial! This trial will be centered around fire, and so, you all will be racing up a volcano! At the top of this volcano there will be a small flag waiting for you with the guild's insignia on it. You will have to retrieve the flag and proceed down the mountain, where you will be turning in your flag to the designated proctor. A fair warning to all, the path up the mountain has been laid with traps and guardians to make your journey a little difficult... You have been giving the same flare as before,that can be shot off at any time should you wish to end your turn in the trial. Now please report to your assigned proctors for further instructions.
Part Three: Earth
Congrats to all the mages who made it up the volcano and back! I hope your filled with a fiery passion for this next round! Well on to the next element theme for these trials; this trials element will be earth! For this you will partnered off with one of the remaining contestants and placed into a pit of quicksand that has been fused with a weak nullification magic, so your spells will only have a quarter of the strength they typically possess. The catch is that you will have one of your legs tied together with the other mage's leg as you both are slowly sucked into the pit. On the outside of the pit the area has been divided in half. You must fight one another in order to escape the magical pit, but there's a catch... each side will belong to the mage who enters in on that side. Depending on which side of the pit you exit on will determine the contestant who will be guaranteed passage on to the next trial. To clarify, you must exit on the same side you entered on in order to be guaranteed a spot in the final trial. Four mages will advance to the next round, so that leaves room for one addition mage to advance, regardless of the fact that they did not exit on their side of the pit. So fight hard for a spot in the last round of the trials! Please look to see who you will be paired up with.
Part Four: Air
Welcome to the last part of this years S Class Trials! You have all performed stupendously, which made the proctor's decisions very difficult when cutting it down each round...but we have made it to the final four contestants! Due to the brave manner in which contestants performed to make sure they both exited on their own side of the pit, the proctors had to look at individual performance in all three trials to make a vote on which four contestants would proceed.
In this trial you will all be working as a team together to take on three of the sky beasts that protect the mountainous island off the coast of Fiore. We will all travel together to this island, and you will each be given a flare to shoot of in case of an emergency. To warn you these beasts possess a unique variety of magic. They each possess the ability to use lightning magic, wind magic, and water magic; and are responsible for the continuous storms that plague the island. Your proctors will be watching close by for safety reasons, but will not assist you unless you shoot off a flare. If you do, you will be rescued from the vicinity and removed from the S Class Trials. Now will the following contestants follow Arthur and Nova to the boat, Tojima, Aiden, Dakota, and Umi. We have a 2 hour journey ahead of us!
Part 1: Water
Part 2: Fire
Part 3: Earth
Part 4: Air
I must say that this year was filled with many valiant participants! A great turn out for our second ever S Class Trials. Great job to the last four on their last trial, all the proctors were very impressed with how you handled the beasts. After considering the performances of the mages in each of their trials we have reached a decision and have decided to promote not one, but two mages to the title of S Class. With their quick thinking, versatile spell usage, incredible team coordination, and immeasurable strength we are happy to congratulate Tojima Shisen and Dakota Fath To S Class. We would like to give honorable mention to Aiden Cordelia, and say that his efforts give him the potential for S Class should he continue to grow and perform like he did in the trials. And with that, we wrap up this years trials! Congrats to every participant, you make me proud to be in Koma Inu!
This year, as with the last trials, we will have a theme to represent the test that you will undergo. This year's theme will be "Choose Your Direction", or rather a theme of guidance and decision. As our guild continues to grow, you will be growing with it. Part of that process involves making tough choices and deciding which path of life you want to follow. You have already started in one direction on your path by joining this guild, and now joining in the quest to be the embodiment of our guild's values. I hope you continue to follow down the path of the light, but these choices are ultimately up to you.
My fellow proctors and I will be overseeing each event and grading you according to your performance. Because of the tough competition that has come to be expected in the S Class Trials, this trial will be much more stringent with the grading and it's alignment towards the role and symbol of being an S Class Mage, so eliminations may occur more frequently than last year.
Part One: Forest
Welcome to the first part of this year's S Class Trials! For this year we have devised unique trials to test you as part of a team, as well as an individual. This first trial is a search and retrieve task that will be completed in groups of three. Your team will be tasked with finding a scroll hidden within the Savage Forest; but be careful this forest gets its name from the treacherous creatures and vegetation that dwell within it. Your proctors will be watching closely, and should you ever feel that you are in any harm that you will not be able to make it out of, please send out the signal flare that has been given to each team. Once you have retrieved the scroll report back to the start, where selected individuals will continue on to the next trial.
Here are the groups for you to choose your teammates for this first trial. A reminder that you must have a team composed of one A rank mage, one B rank mage, and one C rank mage. This will give you a total of 3 members on your team. Once you have gathered your team, please meet the judges by the edge of the Savage Forest where you will start on their mark. Note that there is an uneven number of mages to be able to have equal teams of three, because of this the two mages who do not form a team will be left up to the judges discretion.
Group A: Rayden Shinsei, Helena Gadolinium, Sagewing, Vennillion Doomkaiser, Aiden Cordelia
Team 1: Aiden Cordelia, Scorpius, Haru Diabla
Now that the time for the trial is approaching, we will reveal our intentions with this exercise. You could say this was actually your first part of the trial. An S Class mage is considered such, not just because of their power, but because they are a leader. A leader needs to know how to weigh the importance of constructing a well rounded team in order to ensure success. Weighing over the selection of a particular teammate from each group was no easy task, but something that is required when taking on such a high risk endeavor such as entering this forest. A leader must also show initiative in completing such a task, as people often look towards the S Class mages as the ones to take the first step in a plan of action. It is because of this that the judges have elected to eliminate one of the contestants due to their inactivity in performing in this first test, Luke Auren.
Now with that in mind, the judges have watched the actions of each of you carefully and have determined which one of you within the group embodied those principles and have given you an extra half point in the standings. Now these points will ultimately determine the standings of each mage during the third part of the trial. We have listed your scores below. This point system will continue through this first day of the trials, where points where be awarded based off your performance. Best of luck to everyone!
Part Two: City
Congratulations to all of you for making it through the Savage Forest, that feat in itself is something you should all be proud of! However, as this is a competition, we are required to make choices as to who progresses and who will have to try again the next time. For those of you with the skill to have passed, you will find your name listed below; and for those who didn't make it, don't be deterred, as your presence here alone is a sign that your perseverance and strength is truly worthy to be on the path towards S Class.
So for those of you continuing you will be faced with another series of difficult choices to make on your path towards S Class. Here you will be traveling through the a nearby city in order to reach the final location for these trials. Along your path will be one of the judges to pose a situation in which to test what lies in your head and your heart. To take this journey you will be picking a partner to accompany you through the maze of a city. At the end of your travel you will face what could be one of the most difficult, yet entertaining challenges of this trial. Best of luck to you all!
Part Three: Colosseum
The judges are a bit disappointed to see that none of you were able to answer the riddle correctly, especially considering how confident some of you seemed in you answers, The answer to the riddle being a compass. Regardless, congratulations to all of you for making it trough the second phase of the trials, the last two trials have tested your ability to work together as a team as well as make tough decisions on your own, giving us a good understanding of your moral compass and ability to work alongside others. Each of the tribulations you have faced thus far will be taken into account further down the road.
This next trail will be two rounds of tournament style matches in which you will be put against those who you chose to stand by your side in the last trial in an attempt to test your combat ability. The rules of the tournament are simple, Do not fight to kill your opponent, and have fun. The arena in which you will be fighting has no elemental advantages or otherwise that would result in a match being unfair, it is a circular arena surrounded by walls with no roof to allow those who utilize the ability to fly within their combat styles to still be allowed to do so. You will have ten days to complete the first round, good luck to you all.
There is actually a twist to this round that we will tell you in advance. Unlike a typical tournament where the winner advances to ultimately lead to one victor; in this tournament it is the loser that will move on to face another fight. This means that at the end of the two rounds, there will be two people who will ultimately be dropped from the running for S Class. This leaves the judges with 5 competitors to pick from to give the title of S Class to.
Enter the Savage Forest
Well after what was the largest S Class Trial in Koma Inu history, the judges and I have come to decision on what was also one of the most challenging Trials to decide. After some lengthy discussion on each of the remaining five mages we have decided on promoting two mages to the title of S Class, and one mage to the spot of potential S Class. In order to come to this we weighed at each mage's character, moral stance, decision making abilities, and physical performance in each trial. So without further hesitation we will say that both Sagewing and Aiden Cordelia were promoted to S Class Mages, with Helena Gadolinium as Potential S Class Mage.
Both Aiden and Sagewing were exception in their performance during each trial, showing their sense of teamwork and leadership in the first obstacle; overcoming each challenge with ingenuity and sense of decisive judgement. Their intelligence and moral compass held true to the guild's standards and ideals in the face of the introspective questions of the second trial; and their power was off the scales in their expert use of spells and tactics in the final trial. Both performances earning them the title of S Class, and the pride that comes from representing what our guild is truly about: humble kindness, moral justice, strength in the face of a challenge, and acceptance of those who seek it regardless of their flaws.
Helena earns the title of Potential S Class, for although her strength was phenomenal, their is more to being S Class in this guild than power. For although strength can earn respect, it is not something to loom over others or display in a way that disregards the life of the earth. A S Class Mage is a humble leader, not a superior commander; one who shares the load of a challenge with those who they trust and respect enough to carry it alongside them. Though there were hints at some traits during her performance in the trial, we felt there was much more that needed to be learned before representing a guild that they had so recently joined.
Overall the performance of each mage in this trial was awe inspiring and a wonder to witness. You faced each challenge with a smile, and came out determined to improve yourself regardless of the outcome. It is the vigor and heart that you put into your own character that makes us proud to be in Koma Inu alongside you. Thank you all so much for going on this journey with us, we look forward to seeing what you bring to the table next time!
- In order to participate in the trials you must be a member of the Koma Inu Guild.
- There is no real set time on when we will hold these trials, typically I will do it based off guild size. I want to keep the percent of mages that are S Class under 15%. This also has to deal with the fact that coming up with ideas for a trial is very difficult, so if you have an idea, please share it with me so we could get another trial going sooner!